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Venting the steam and cooking vapours from electric converted Aga range cookers

No traditional flue is required for a converted cooker - be it utilising the ElectrickitEcontrol or any other electric system.

If you like your existing flue, it is clean and structurally sound, then we will plan to vent your cooker that way - steam likes to travel up! This saves you the bother and cost of having it removed which can be substantial.

If we are relocating your cooker for you then it is a better and far more flexible option to vent your oven vapours into the room. You can fit an extractor above an electric Aga range cooker. 

Or if you prefer not to smell what you are cooking in the ovens {the traditional way}, you can choose to place your range on an external wall when we move or install it. We will then extend a copper vent pipe from the back of the ovens, this will pass through the wall.

You can see in the picture below a 28mm copper pipe exits the rear left corner of the top oven. With two 90 degree angles it then exits directly out the wall behind the cooker.

If you have a balance flue, you will not be able to room vent and you will require a fan unit to be fitted (more info below.) Alternatively why not benefit from a hob re-enamel at the same time? We can happily swap your hob for one with a vented shroud (for an additional cost.)

Should you choose to externally vent, you may need a fan (we would encourage it). This is additional and the team will talk you through the pros and cons of each scenario. 

If you have an existing fan - we may be able to convert this to be used with our system, we offer a fan compatibility kit for £250 + VAT. We will discuss your options with you. 

Occasional steam escape is normal on an electric Aga range cooker. It varies from cooker to cooker. Some folk see none, some a little more. It is nowhere near as much as every conventional cooker out there, but it is still to be expected.

Oven vent on 'Electrikit' converted Aga range cooker

If you choose to externally vent - We are not builders so cannot prepare the hole for the pipe. It needs to be 30-32mm in diameter and located behind the flue shroud. This is 851mm high from the base of the cooker (not the floor as it may include a plinth of varying height) and 450mm from the right hand side. We'll chat to your and/or your builder directly about this before we come!

The below picture below shows the exterior view. The pipe has a further 90 degree angle to prevent water and wind ingress and is protected in this case by a mesh cover (not supplied). 

Exterior vent of 'Electrikit' converted Aga range cooker

External fan assistance for oven air extraction

If your chosen position means the vent cannot go straight through the wall behind the cooker then we may fit a fan unit (externally at the end of the pipe) to assist extraction from the ovens.

This costs an additional £450 + VAT. An additional standard plug socket will be required within 4m of the final exit position of the pipe and this fan site, unless we can work the fan controls into the control panel or shroud. 

Combustion range cookers have vast amounts of hot air and combustion gases going up the flue to 'draw' air from the ovens which electric cookers do not - that is why they are so much more efficient of course!


external fan aga range cooker


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